Hull Royal Infirmary has been topped with a 1,000m2 fully built up roofing system from Sika Liquid Plastics as part of an œ8 million refurbishment, after Government funding was awarded to the city’s NHS.
The 13-storey building on Anlaby Road now has new windows, concrete repairs around the entire building, resurfaced exterior walls and a new roofing system.
Sika liquid Plastics says the Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust were convinced the upgrade was essential and as Sika Liquid Plastics had already carried out work for the trust, its details were passed onto local contractor Briggs Amasco for work to commence.
BriggsAmasco installed the roofing systems as it provided a single point guarantee and could be applied cold, both which were required by the project. The trust had used this application system extensively before, and therefore had confidence that it was the right choice.
In keeping with the project’s design, the roof was installed with a fully built up system. A vapour control layer was applied with 130mm of Decotherm insulation and Gamma 20 waterproofing on the surface, with non-slip walkways.
Ian Myers, area sales manager for Sika Liquid Plastics, said: “The performance of the new roofing system is a step above the previous one. Now that it has been upgraded to comply with building regulations it is more efficient in terms of heat loss/gain.”
“As with all of our systems, the benefits are that it is a cold application; this is very effective in sealing up to detail work and offers a truly seamless finish to the roof.”